Consultant Psychiatrist - Child and Adolescent

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District 

We are looking for Child & Adolescent Psychiatrists to join our fabulous teams in the Younger Persons sector.

We have vacancies including outpatient and inpatient positions, either full-time or part-time. 

We would be keen to consider applicants interested in either permanent or fixed-term employment.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our teams

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) serves the lower North Island of New Zealand - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast, and includes local, regional, and national services. 

The teams in our Younger Persons sector provide specialist mental health services for children and adolescents between the ages of birth and 19 years (inclusive), who have moderate-to-severe mental health conditions.  Our sector includes specialist teams for eating disorders, inpatient and first episode psychosis, along with community teams for more general child/adolescent mental health presentations.  All teams work collaboratively with other community agencies to provide holistic and culturally-appropriate services to the clients. 

We work in multidisciplinary teams, including psychologists, social workers, nurses, and occupational therapists, and provide consistently high standards of care to young people.  We strive to provide a supportive, flexible working environment for all our staff.  MHAIDS is committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti O Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) at all levels of our services.

Moū – About you

You will be vocationally registered in Psychiatry with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) or hold equivalent qualification and be able qualify for registration with MCNZ. Specialty Training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is essential. You will be able to work comfortably and flexibly within a team environment. 

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the “apply now” button to send your application directly to us. For further information or role descriptions please email 


Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed


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Job no: MHAIDS01-23

Location: 3DHB Wellington, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, 2DHB Hutt Valley & Wellington, Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua, Kapiti Coast, Other Locations, Wellington Community, Porirua Community, 2DHB Wellington/Hutt Valley/Porirua

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 December 2024